The Social Setting of Female Migrant Domestic Workers
Abstract

Abstract:

By the early 1990s, the migrant domestic worker had emerged as a prominent figure in Greek households and a key player in the service economy. Female migrant domestic workers became indispensable for personal care and family prestige, and they were recognized by the public not so much by the duties they performed but rather by their employment opportunities, personal relations, and social identities. This paper traces the ways and the means used to secure their consent to deference by examining their past and present conditions of work, the labor market, and their social status situation.